Full-flavored Honey Garlic & Ginger BBQ Pork Ribs

If you really love BBQ pork ribs but you just want to try something different for a change, then this new rib recipe is perfect.

It's a really easy recipe to prepare, but the secret behind the full flavor when cooking these ribs is the overnight marinating time.

You really need to let these ribs soak overnight to fully absorb the honey garlic and ginger flavors for maximum flavor.

Here's a quick video and the step-by-step recipe is below...

Believe it or not these BBQ ribs can usually be cooked in about an hour but that really depends on how big the ribs are and how hot you decide to run your grill.

If you prefer "low and slow" then just add a bit more to your cooking time and lower the temperature.

These make a great main dish but they can also be used as an appetizer.

Just cut each rib into individual pieces after they're grilled and watch them disappear.

› Honey Garlic BBQ Pork Ribs

Serves: 4 - 6

Prep time: 15 minutes (plus optional overnight marinating time)
Cook time: 60 minutes (depending on size of ribs)

Direct Heat: 400F - 450F to start then reduce to 350F (or lower for longer cooking time)

Note: for best results let the ribs marinate overnight.

What you'll need:

  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs (approx. 2 lbs total)

    For the marinade:
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 6 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2" piece of fresh ginger root grated
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

    Dipping Sauce (optional):
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

marinade for bbq pork ribs

Step 1:
In a small glass bowl or resealable glass jar mix all the marinade ingredients well.

Let sit to allow the flavors to blend while you prepare the ribs in step 2.

how to prepare ribs

Step 2:
With the back of a teaspoon begin lifting the membrane on the back of the ribs near a bone.

remove membrane from ribs

When you get enough of the membrane (also called 'silverskin') pryed up from the back of the ribs grasp it with a paper towel and peel it off.

This membrane should always be removed, if it's left on it can cause the ribs to curl when they're cooking and they'll also be a bit tougher to chew when left on. 

marinate pork ribs

Step 3:
Cut the two rib racks in half so you've 4 pieces.

Place the ribs meat side up (bone side down) in a glass dish.

Evenly distribute the marinade over the top of them and rub to completely cover all the pieces.

Pierce the meat with a fork all over after you've spread on the marinade - this will help the flavor penetrate the meat.

Cover the ribs and refrigerate overnight.

barbecue ribs on the grill

Step 4:
Oil the grates of the BBQ and preheat to 400F - 450F.

When the grill is ready place the ribs meat side down (bone side up) and close the lid.

Let the ribs brown up and give them the charred grill marks - usually about 7 or 8 minutes should do.

making ribs on the grill

Flip the ribs over (bone side down) and close the lid.

Reduce the temperature to 350F.

Let the ribs cook for 30 - 40 minutes and check on them occasionally.

The meat should be shrinking back from each rib bone end 1/4" or so.

Keep checking on them, you don't want them overcooked or they'll dry out.

Depending on the size you're using really determines how long to cook them. The bigger and meatier they are the longer they'll take.

slicing bbq pork ribs

Step 5:
Remove the ribs from the grill and place them on a cutting board.

Cut the ribs into individual pieces between the bones.

It's easier if you do this bone side up so you can see where to cut.

best honey garlic ginger bbq pork ribs

Serve this as is or with the special rib dipping sauce described above.


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